The Dallas post. (Dallas, Pa.) 19??-200?, August 05, 2012, Image 10

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    Sunday, August 5, 2012
LT John W. Gilligan
receives Navy medal
LT John W. Gilligan, USN was
awarded the Navy Commenda-
tion Medal at the conclusion of a
three-year tour of duty on the
USS Pittsburgh, a Los Angeles
class submarine.
named the Submarine Squadron
Two 2011 Junior Officer of the
year. He received the Navy
Achievement Medal which
stated that while serving as the
Communicator he demonstrated
In part, the award noted that unique prowess in the navigation GILLIGAN
as junior officer of the deck, LT and handling of the Pittsburgh.
; Gilligan “provided superior The son of Martin and Mary
Centermoreland Fire Company members with Mike Nerozzi, aide to State Representative Karen backup and maintained tactical Barbara Gilligan, of Dallas, LT my.
Boback, Clint Kyttle, Northmoreland Twp. Supervisor, Bill Wagner, Northmoreland Twp. Super- control during several missions Gilligan is a 2003 graduate of His next tour of duty will be as
an instructor at the Naval Sub-
marine School in Groton, CT.
Dallas High School and a 2007
graduate of the US Naval Acade-
critical to national security.”
In addition, LT Gilligan was
visor and Paul Gates, Northmoreland Twp. Supervisor
Fire station expansion begins
blast or by e-mailing
current King’s College players. =
The Northmoreland Town- Local officials were on project will add four addi- Football camp slated For more information, call the
ship Volunteer Fire Company hand to show support for tional apparatus bays, an all- The Dallas High School Foot- Rock Rec Center at 696-2769. Blast U4 team
held its groundbreaking cer- this project. purpose bay, handicap bath- ball Camp will be held from 8
emony recently to kick off This 5,000 square foot ad- rooms and shower facilities, a.m. to noon on Monday, Aug. 6
the expansion project to the dition will complement the offices for the line officers and Tuesday, Aug. 7 at ue Blast U2 team sets tryouts
Centermoreland Fire Sta- existing banquet hall and ap- and a day room and bunk taineer Stadium for boys ages 6g ets t outs The Ul4 Endless Mt Blast
tion. paratus bays. The expansion room for the members. thru 12. The camp will be run Iy Fastpitch will hold tryouts from
U12 Endless Mt Blast Fast- 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug.
Lions Club
The Dallas Lions Club re-
cently honored Shaina Dough-
erty and Tara Stephens with
$500 book scholarships.
The awards were presented
at a dinner meeting of the club
at the Metro Bar & Grill in
Both Dougherty and Ste-
phens graduated from Holy Re-
deemer High School and both
plan to attend King’s College
Dougherty plans to be an op-
tometrist whereas Stephens is
aspiring to be a physician’s as-
Stephens is a member of the
Emerald Isle Step Dancers, the
St. Ignatius Youth Group and
alter server at Holy Savior
Church. She is president of
SADD (Students Against De-
structive Decisions) and a
member of the school’s pro-life
group. She was inducted into
the National Honor Society
and was a member of the
marching band and orchestra.
Dougherty belongs to the
Regional Youth Ministry and is
an alter server and cantor at
Holy Trinity Church. She was
captain of the field hockey and
soccer teams and garnered Of-
fensive Player of the Year for
soccer. She was also active in
student government and was
inducted into the National
Honor Society.
awards scholarships
Shaina Dougherty recently received a $500 book scholarship
form the Dallas Lions Club. From left, are Robert and Doreen
Dougherty, parents; Dougherty, Lions Joe Newhart and Dave
Fitch, scholarship committee chairmen.
Tara Stephens recently received a $500 book scholarship from
the Dallas Lions Club. Shown here, from left, are Donald Ste-
phens, brother; Stephens, Lions Joe Newhart and Dave Fitch,
scholarship committee chairmen.
Lake-Lehman will conduct sports physicals
Lake-Lehman  Junior-Se-
nior High School will con-
duct the final two days of fall
sports physicals in the nurse’s
suite at the high school on
the following days:
Wednesday, Aug. 1 - all ju-
nior high girls
Wednesday, Aug. 8 - all ju-
nior high boys
Physicals will begin at 9
a.m. each day. Any senior
high athlete unable to make
the first two exam dates may
report on one of the above-
mentioned days.
There are new PIAA sport
physical forms this year.
Forms can be picked up at the
high school office or can be
printed from the Lake-Leh-
man School District web site
under Athletics. All physical
forms must be signed prior to
the exam by a parent/guardi-
an. There will be no make-up
Continued from Page 1
Mountain area,” said Gensel.
“The bikers go through Dallas,
Kunkle, Noxen and Lehman and
there wasn’t any traffic back
Gensel said the race recently
instated a new start time, about
an hour earlier than in previous
years, in order to avoid heavy
traffic. She also said natural gas
and other energy developments
in the area have made race orga-
nizers more aware of traffic con-
“Our basic number one con-
cern is safety of the athletes. We
have the issue now with the
(natural gas industry) — they
work 24/7,” said Gensel. “The
site manager of the windmill
project (in Noxen) has been ve-
ry cooperative ... to make sure
the trucks don’t interfere with
the race.”
Dallas Township Police Chief
Robert Jolley said the entire
force comes out to ensure the
safety of athletes during the
“It’s a day when no one is off,”
he said. “We have the maximum
effort because of the number of
intersections. It takes everybo-
dy I have, and we use every sin-
gle vehicle.”
Jolley said the most danger-
ous part of the race is when bik-
ers cross State Route 309 in
Kunkle — he ensures there are at
least two officers on the scene
and has signs posted for drivers
to slow down and be alert dur-
ing the event.
“Around here, we're all aware
of the triathlon, but somebody
traveling from Monroe County
has no clue and there are all
these bikes,” said Jolley. “Every
year, were greatly concerned
for the safety of everyone in-
volved. (The race organizers
are) well aware of it. It’s just a
difficult thing to deal with.”
Gensel said the highway
crossing is a great concern and
believes the route will need to
be tweaked in future years in or-
der to accommodate the in-
crease in traffic over time.
“I talked to some of the ath-
letes that have been in the race
for 30 years and asked for their
help,” said Gensel. “I'm an orga-
nizer, so I asked for their help to
try to find a different route for
next year. I don’t know if pos-
sible, but I'd like to try. It’s still a
safe route, but maybe we don’t
have to go over 309. We may
have to go over it sooner or lat-
er, but were going to try and
see, find alternatives, see what
does work.”
Jolley said not only has the
population increased in the
Back Mountain, but also the
way people spend their time,
which he believes affects the
Sunday morning traffic pat-
“It used to be that Sunday
morning was a nice quiet morn-
ing with everyone home,” said
Jolley. “Now, it looks like Mon-
day morning.”
Thanks to local law enforce-
ment and the municipalities in
which the event is located, Gen-
sel said the race can continue
for another 30 years.
“We couldn’t do it without
support from the Back Moun-
tain community, from the fire
and ambulance, to the police de-
partments to council mem-
bers,” she said.
by Bob Zaruta, head football
coach at Dallas High School,
and his coaching staff.
Registration fee is $45 by July
31 and $50 at the door.
For more information, contact
"Coach Zaruta at 332-2200 or
Rec Center
plans soccer camps
The Rock Rec Center, 340
Carverton Road, Trucksville, is
accepting registrations for soc-
cer camps with instruction from
Mark Bassett, men’s soccer
coach at King’s College, and
pitch will hold tryouts from 5:30
to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9
and from 10 a.m. to noon on
Saturday, Aug. 11 at the Tunk-
hannock Area High school soft-
ball field.
Experienced players, with
birth year 2000 and later, are
encouraged to attend. Players
will need gloves, spikes and
appropriate workout gear. Pri-
vate tryouts can be arranged for
those unable to attend.
The Endless Mt Blast is a
travel fastpitch softball orga-
nization based in Tunkhannock.
Additional information can be
found at http://
9 and from noon to 2 p.m. on
Saturday, Aug. 11 at the Tunk-
hannock Area High school soft-
ball field.
Experienced players, with
birth year 1998 and later, are
encouraged to attend. Players
will need gloves, spikes and
appropriate workout gear. Pri-
vate tryouts can be arranged for
those unable to attend.
The Endless Mt Blast is a
travel fastpitch softball orga-
nization based in Tunkhannock.
Additional information can be
found at http://
blast, or by e-mailing
LL Class of 63
plans meeting
The Lake-Lehman Class of
1963 will hold a 50th anniver-
sary reunion planning meeting
at 7 p.m. on Aug. 8 at Grotto
Pizza, Harvey's Lake.
Birthday celebration
is August 10
The Birthday Celebration of
those turning “70” from both
the Lake-Noxen Class of 1959
and the Lake-Lehman Class of
1960 will be held at 6 p.m. on
Aug. 10 at Grotto Pizza, Harveys
All classmates and their
guests are invited to participate
in Karoke and Open Mic. The
group is still seeking informa-
tion for John Horniak and Carol
For more information, call
Gordon at 639-1260. i
Reunion scheduled
The Lake-Noxen School Re-
union will be held at 1 p.m. on
Aug. 11 at Harveys Lake Beach
Club Pavilion.
Cost is $2 per person and
participants are asked to bring a
covered dish to serve six to
eight people.
For more information, contact
Tanya Christ at 945-5874 or
Carlene McCaffrey at 639-5308.
PennDOT inspectors Alex Benne, left, Dave Evans and Mike Lipka look over plans for the Hillside
Road Bridge Project.
Continued from Page 1
the wait.
“I think it’s coming along very
well,” he said. “With the impa-
tience comes a sense of perfec-
tion. Though it’s taken as long
as it did, soon the inconve-
nience will be eliminated and
down and upstream flooding
may be alleviated.”
Wilkes said plans to recon-
struct the Chase Road culvert
are in the works and that road
will be blocked to the public not
long after Hillside Road is reo-
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